Colorado Rockies VIDEO: Nolan Arenado’s Top 10 defensive plays

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DENVER, CO - MAY 27: Third baseman Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies makes a throw on the run to first base for the third out of the ninth inning as Dexter Fowler #25 of the St Louis Cardinals looks on at Coors Field on May 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 3-0. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 27: Third baseman Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies makes a throw on the run to first base for the third out of the ninth inning as Dexter Fowler #25 of the St Louis Cardinals looks on at Coors Field on May 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 3-0. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 22: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies poses on photo day during MLB Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 22, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

No. 7 TWO FOR ONE

Most third basemen will not get one out on this play. Nolan Arenado got two.

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A backhanded dive down the line is hard enough in itself, so too is a running throw. Doing both while also leading over the bag is a marvel.

The footwork to know he needed to throw off the bag on his right foot as he stepped on it if he was going to have enough to get to first while also managing to make sure that wasn’t going to cost him the out at third is an insane thing to think about. Those factors took longer to type and read than it did for him to make the play and for the TV truck to get a replay of it.

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